ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.
Benign Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS) is a multisystem, complex, acquired illness with symptoms related
mainly to the dysfunction of the brain, gastro-intestinal, immune, endocrine and cardiac systems. ME/PVFS has been classified as a neurological
disorder in the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases since 1969 (ICD 10 G93.3).
Since 1992, the term "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" (CFS) has been included in the Alphabetical Index and indexed to G93.3.
The Chief Medical Officer's Report on the
subject of CFS/ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) issued in January 2002 recognises that "CFS/ME should be classed as a chronic condition
with long term effects on health, alongside other illnesses such as multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease
To date there is no known specific medical diagnostic test to determine or confirm a correct diagnosis nor is there any specific treatment
for this condition.
>What is ME? What is CFS?
>Guidelines for ME
Our annual international Conferences and research Colloquiums are designed to
bring together researchers, clinicians, patient groups and patients/carers in order to make
progress in research into ME.
These are CPD-Accredited events held in London.
Our conference trailer is below.
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Studying Gut Viruses in ME and Their Role in Faecal Microbiota Transplant.
Rik Haagman's update on his research and his recent tour to our friends in Norway.
In 2019 we published our little booklet - WE - a Community and ME
and included a slide for a 5 year plan. Now updated.
New members of EMERG are announced and an update on the EMERG application
for high burden, under-researched diseases - ME
Dates for planned events in International ME Conference Week 2024
A survey for people with ME conducted by Spanish researchers in EMERG.
News of a planned feasibility study funded by IiMER
A short summary of the International ME Conference Week 2023
IIMEC15 Colloquium Awarded maximum CPD Points
BRMEC12 Colloquium Awarded CPD Points
For this year’s international ME conference week events
we welcome several researchers who are attending the IiMER events for the first time.
The charity and EMERG announce the resumption of the European young/early career researcher network - EMERGecr or Young EMERG.
An additional event is now planned for International ME Conference Week for the group to meet, along with
early career investigators from other countries and continents.
A full EMERG meeting will take place prior to the 12th Invest in ME Research
Biomedical Research into ME Colloquium at the Wellcome Genome Campus in UK in May.
EMERG will have new participants who will also be joining the meeting.
Dr Katharine Seton has been selected to be amongst the finalists in the STEM awards for Britain in the UK parliament.
Investigating Immune Reactivity to the Intestinal Microbiome in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -
abstract of thesis of Dr Katharine Seton
Registration is now open for the 15th Invest in ME Research International ME Conference 2023
IiMER Fellow provides expert comments on SMC Press Release on gut microbiome